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Audio players that change playlists at specific time
Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 624
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-12-12 1:56 pm   Permalink

Oddball question here for you music gurus. I've found myself compiling digital music playlists from my library for specific times of day in the tiki lounge/pool. I'm not much for streaming services like Spotify. My question is, does there exist a music/audio player capable of automatically changing playlists at a specified time? For example, I want surf rock/beach to play until 6 p.m., then switch to my bossa nova playlist until 8 p.m., at which point it transitions to exotica/hapa haole for the remainder of the evening.

It seems like a simple timer function that could/should be built into players, but I've searched online and not seen anything of the sort. Maybe it's too obscure a need to bother with? Thanks!


 
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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
Posts: 381
From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2017-12-13 2:23 pm   Permalink

For Mac or PC? Which player will you be using?

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3452
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2017-12-13 3:34 pm   Permalink

Take a look at J. River Media Center. It has a built in scheduler that may be able to do what you are looking for.

https://www.jriver.com/index.html

Somebody on the J River forum recently asked a similar question:
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,110412.msg763283.html#msg763283

[ This Message was edited by: Hakalugi 2017-12-13 15:34 ]


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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 624
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-12-13 6:54 pm   Permalink

El Jefe--sorry, not thinking. PC. I currently use Winamp but my version doesn't do what I want and it seems to have become orphan tech.

Hakalugi, thanks for the links! I will definitely check that out. I know people have rigged up Raspberry Pis to do something similar, but that's above my pay grade. Much appreciated.


 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 245
From: NEPA
Posted: 2017-12-19 08:59 am   Permalink

It looks like Foobar2000 supports a plugin that will let you schedule changes between playlists. Looks interesting. I'll have to play around with it myself.

See:
http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_scheduler

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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 624
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-12-19 12:05 pm   Permalink

Bam Bam, thanks for that! I was looking at Foobar, but discounted it because that feature didn't appear native. I never thought about plug-ins. Groovy.

 
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